In CBR’s interview, Ewing and Bennett said the book would have a horror tone and look reminscent of Bernie Wrightson’s work in horror anthology comics like “Eerie” and “Creepy.” It will bring Banner back to a classic status quo, wandering the world with the public still believing he’s dead. Ewing said, “It’s a comic about a monster who can’t die. It’s about a man who believes he can use the darkest elements of his personality to do good in the world, and where that belief leads him. It’s about mortality, atonement and denial. It’s about all the parts of ourselves we don’t like to look at. It’s a horror comic. And if we’ve done even half the job I think we have, it’ll be one of the most talked-about comics of 2018.”
Ewing revealed the first arc will feature Banner’s friend from college Walter Langkowski, better known as Alpha Flight’s Sasquatch, who takes seeks Banner’s help after becoming concerned that he’s losing control over his own alter-ego. Borrowing from the classic Bill Bixby TV show, the comic will also introduce Jackie McGee, a female version of the reporter played by Jack Colvin on the show, who is similarly determined to track down the Hulk.
Head on over to CBR for more artwork from Bennett, including a classic horror style advertisement for the series. “Immortal Hulk” #1 is out in June: before that, Greg Pak’s run starring Amadeus Cho as the Hulk will wrap up with “Incredible Hulk” #717, out May 23.